Pope Paul VI Pleads to President Diem of Vietnam for End to Buddhist Crisis Hot

Pope Paul VI Pleads to President Diem of Vietnam for End to Buddhist Crisis

Crowning of Pope Paul VI, 1963

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Buddhist Crisis: Pope Paul VI appeals to President Diem of Vietnam to end the religious crisis that had been plaguing Vietnam through much of the year. Six Buddhist monks have set themselves on fire and thousands had rioted to protest the government's repression of Buddhism.

Ultimately, repression does not end until the Diem government, controlled by a Catholic family, is overthrown in a coup in November, 1963.

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Buddhist Crisis — Self-Immolation

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